White Privilege…

July 6, 2010 Go to:  https://twitter.com/WordsOnIce/status/1279512867713306624/photo/1 Toronto Star – Douglas Kwan He was fatally injured in police custody. Can a watchdog get ‘justice’ for this family? Why some say Canada’s oversight … [Read more...]

Public health…

July 2, 2020 Toronto Star - Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press Advocates in Canada call for community-led crisis intervention, not police The frequency of police interaction with mentally ill persons and the escalation of violence that accompanies … [Read more...]

Short sentencing…

June 27, 2020 Re-Inventing Criminal Justice: The Twelfth National Symposium Held in January 24-25, 2020 in Montreal, QC, the final report is now available.  The report is entitled National Criminal Justice Symposium 2020 - Alternatives to … [Read more...]

When will they ever learn…

June 24, 2020 iPolitics - Jolson Lim and Victoria Gibson RCMP plan to buy more armored vehicles amid new scrutiny over policing tactics Given all the suggestion that the leadership within policing in Canada is far out of touch with the signs of … [Read more...]

Go gently…

June 16, 2020 Globe and Mail - Genesee Keevil Four officers, no weapons, no charges: A Yukon First Nation’s solution for keeping the peace Here’s an article that may inject some fresh thinking into the notion of community policing.  Four … [Read more...]

In Canada, eh…

June 9, 2020 Blogger Desmond Cole Remembering 27 Black, Indigenous, and racialized people killed by Canadian police Canadians have always been sheltered from the impact of police killings of Black and Indigenous people by the frequency and often … [Read more...]

Deadly force…

June 7, 2020 CBC News – Shane McGee Indigenous woman killed by Edmundston, N.B., police during wellness check A 26 year Indigenous woman, Chantel Moore was shot and killed by an Edmundston police officer shortly after moving from BC to be near … [Read more...]

Women offenses…

June 4, 2020 Prison Reform Trust and Blogger Russell Webster – Sarah Beresford Domestic abuse is a driver of women's offending Guest author Beresford present a view which would suggest it is time for a second look at the process of sentencing … [Read more...]

Handgun ban…

May 28, 2020 Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier Ottawa’s gun legislation will effectively allow cities to ban handguns This is a puzzling announcement from the federal government.  Having already announced a ban on assault rifles, the feds … [Read more...]

Oversight…

March 4, 2020 OPCAT and Office of the Correctional Investigator (Corrections Canada) The Argument for External Oversight of Federal Prisons – The New OCI Annual Report The Correctional Investigator is again urging the adoption of external … [Read more...]